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Aside from climate change, what have you worried about the future of humanity and the planet?

Aside from climate change, what have you worried about the future of humanity and the planet? I’m not worried about the planet, but the future of the life forms living on it has consumed much of my attention over the … Continue reading

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Quora – Scientists cure aging. How does your life change?

Quora – Scientists cure aging. How does your life change? Not much. I have known since 1974 that biological life extension was possible, but not how to do it. The big question that has occupied my mind for most of … Continue reading

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Quora – What is the biggest risk for humanity at the moment?

Quora – What is the biggest risk for humanity at the moment? Using markets to measure value. When most things were genuinely scarce, then one could make a reasonable case that “value in exchange” (what markets measure) was a reasonable … Continue reading

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Quora – What is the biggest risk for humanity at the moment?

Quora – What is the biggest risk for humanity at the moment? Response to Bill Blais – potable water This is just nonsense. Do the numbers. If we got all the drinking water for every person on the planet from … Continue reading

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Quora – Are we currently able to make quantitative predictions about the future based on the theory of evolution?

Quora – Are we currently able to make quantitative predictions about the future based on the theory of evolution? Depends what you mean. If you mean hard numbers about exactly what the future will look like, then the answer is … Continue reading

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Gary Marcus: Toward a Hybrid of Deep Learning and Symbolic AI | Artificial Intelligence (AI) Podcast

Gary Marcus: Toward a Hybrid of Deep Learning and Symbolic AI | Artificial Intelligence (AI) Podcast Imagine is one of my favourite songs also. I am now clear that the outcomes imagined in the song are impossible as long as … Continue reading

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Quora – Steps to a sustainable world

Quora – What steps need to be taken for a completely sustainable world? What do you mean by sustainable? What is being sustained? Why? Some people have tried to build a system that promotes and sustains competition, at the cost … Continue reading

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